The Rainbow of God’s Promise (At Home for February 8th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “The Rainbow of God’s Promise” (Genesis 8-9). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Genesis 8-9 or Story 6 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why did God put a rainbow in the sky?  As a sign of his promise to Noah that he would never destroy the earth by a flood.

ASK: Why did Noah build an alter?  To thank God for saving him.

ASK: Can you think of any other times God saved his people from death?

 

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 6.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

16.  What is the gospel of the kingdom?  The good news that we can have life with God under the rule of God.

Mark 1:15  The time has come, he said, “The kingdom of God has come near.  Repent and believe the good news.”

February 2015 Assembly Liturgy

NOTE:  Sojourn Kids playlist can be found at this link:  Playlist

Leader 1: Let’s sing some of our favorite worship songs together! Who can tell me some of the reasons we praise God?  Those are just a few of the reasons God is so good and worthy of our praise!  Let’s sing to him!

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman

Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Psalm 119:89! “Your Word, O Lord, is eternal.  It stands firm in the heavens.”

  • Who knows what eternal means?  “forever”, “a long time”
  • And, what does it mean to stand firm? “be strong”, “to not be moved”
  • This verse tells us God is forever and unmoving in the heavens, but where do we read God’s Word on earth? The Bible
  • So this verse tells us that God’s Word is more than just a book of words on a page, that could be ripped apart or destroyed, but that His Word is forever and unchanging.

Leader 1: That’s right! And because we know that God is at work, we can respond to Him in worship. We worship God with our voices, but we also worship God by giving: we give our money as a tithe, we give our time to serve our church and our neighbors, and we give up our desires and preferences for the sake of others, just like Jesus did for us. As we sing this next song about Jesus’ love for us, you can bring your offering up to the front!

“The Cross Marks the Spot”

 

Leader 1: You all are singing so well! It is so encouraging to all of us to hear many voices together praising God! Let’s keep singing out loud as we finish our assembly! I know you know this one, so sing it out loud!

“Three in One” by Sovereign Grace Music

(Play the Catechism riff: G-F-G-F-G-F-G “Catechism!”)

Leader 2: Here is our question for this week! I’ll read the question and you will all read the answer together!

February 2: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that we enter God’s kingdom through God’s cross by God’s grace.

February 8: What is the gospel of the kingdom? The good news that we can have life with God under the rule of God.

February 15: How does God command us to live in his kingdom? We are commanded to love God and love our neighbor.

February 22: How should we love God? We love God by obeying and serving only him.

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands as we talk to God! Father, thank you for your love. You have shown us your love by forgiving our sin and showing us grace. Help us to be more like you as you give us the strength! Holy Spirit, help us to listen to your words as you teach us today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God Chooses Noah (At Home for February 1st)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “God Chooses Noah” (Genesis 6-7). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Genesis 6-7 or Story 5 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Why was God going to send a flood?  To judge mankind because of the evil in their hearts.

ASK: What did God tell Noah to do?  To build an ark – a gigantic boat.

ASK: Why did did God save Noah?  Noah found favor (grace) in the eyes of the Lord.

 

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 5.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

15.  What is the Gospel?  The gospel is the good news that we enter God’s kingdom through God’s cross by God’s grace.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Cain and Abel (At Home for January 25th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Cain and Abel” (Genesis 4:1-16). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Genesis 4:1-16 or Story 4 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What were Cain and Abel’s jobs?  Abel was a shepherd and Cain was a farmer.

ASK: Why did Cain and Abel bring and offering to the Lord?  They wanted to thank God, because all good gifts come from him.

ASK: Why did Cain kill Abel?  He was jealous that God accepted Abel’s gift instead of his.

 

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 4.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

14.  Can we trust the Bible?  Yes.  The Bible is completely true and without any mistakes.

2 Timothy 3:16-17  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Adam and Eve Disobey God (At Home for January 18th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Adam and Eve Disobey God” (Genesis 3:1-24). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below).

READ Genesis 3:1-24 or Story 3 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: How did God show his love to Adam and Eve?  He put them in a beautiful garden and told them they could eat from any of the fruit trees.

ASK: What was the one rule God gave to Adam and Eve?  They were not allowed to eat from the tree of good and evil in the middle of the garden, “for when you do, you will surely die”

ASK: What happened to Adam and Eve after they ate the forbidden fruit?  They hid from God.

 

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 2.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

13.  Where do we learn to love, trust, and obey God?  In the Bible.

Psalm 119:11  I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

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